Entries Tagged as 'Marsha Rakestraw'

Big Bear Hug

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By MARSHA RAKESTRAW I wasn’t more than a few pages into Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland before it became one of my new favorites. I rushed to share it with my husband, and we couldn’t stop laughing. I’ve since shared it with dozens of friends and colleagues. I simply adore this book! It […]

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Let’s Save the Animals

May 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By MARSHA RAKESTRAW “I wish we could save all the endangered animals in the world!” So begins this creative book by Frances Barry. Bold, simple sentences with compelling action verbs (rhinos wallowing, penguins skidding, turtles scuttling) describe 10 endangered animals the author would save. Additional sentences in smaller, unobtrusive text highlight a bit about […]

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April 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By MARSHA RAKESTRAW We know that reading is important, but in Souperchicken by Mary Jane and Herm Auch, Henrietta discovers just how life-saving reading can be. On the farm, Henrietta’s aunts wonder why Henrietta spends so much time reading and so little time laying eggs. When the farmer sends Henrietta’s aunts on “vacation,” she […]

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The Great Pig Escape

April 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By MARSHA RAKESTRAW The last laugh is on the farmers in The Great Pig Escape by Eileen Christelow. Bert and Ethel decide to try their hand at pig farming. When it’s time to take the pigs to auction, the pigs concoct an escape plan that includes pilfering clothes, impersonating townspeople and boarding a bus […]

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